El Camino Reelers: LGBT Square Dancing in Silicon Valley

ECR will be DARK on Tuesday, June 7 (Election Day). The church is being used as a polling place.

FREE Open House/Intro Night

On Wednesday June 8, El Camino Reelers will hold the first in a series of introductions to square dancing. This one-hour session is aimed at prospective dancers who may have seen us dance at the San Mateo Pride Festival on Saturday, June 4. Rich Reel will lead new and old dancers through a brief intro to the basics of square dancing, followed by a regular class/club night. Club members: if you have friends who've been wondering why square dancing is so much fun, bring them along! 7:30 to 8:30 pm at St. Andrews UMC.

Wednesday Plus/A2 Summer Dancing

After our Plus Class Graduation on Wednesday June 22, we're dark the following two Wednesdays, June 29 and July 6. Then while Rich Reel takes a well-deserved break, Wednesday night dancing continues over the summer with our fabulous guest callers!

  • July 13: Mike Luna
  • July 20: Michael Levy
  • July 27: Kurt Golhardt
  • August 3: Dave Decot
  • August 10: Mike Luna
  • August 17: Michael Levy
  • August 24: Kurt Golhardt
  • August 31: Dave Decot
Our Wednesday club nights feature a mix of standard Plus, extended Plus (more fun with positions and definitions) and A2 tips, so everyone can relax and enjoy the warm summer breezes!

Summer A2 & C1 Dancing

ECR will hold a 16 week series of Advanced Dancing on Tuesday nights over the summer between May 10th and Sept 6th, focusing on extensions to the standard A2 repertoire - harder, more unusual positions, etc. There will be two C1 star tips per night. Kurt Gollhardt and Dave Decot will be our primary callers, with occasional guest callers.

If there are at least eight folks who are interested, Allan Hurst will continue holding a review at 7 pm.

We currently have 17 subscribers at $7 per night and would love to have more. Subscriptions may be paid either in two installments of $56 or a single installment of $110. At $7 a night, you still break even if you miss one out of 8 or two out of 16. Drop-ins at $8 a night are always welcome! See Lynn Ashmall this Tuesday to sign up. Bring a check made out to El Camino Reelers.

May 3, 2016: Congratulations to the 2016 Advanced Class

Photo by Bennet Marks
Everybody smile! ECR's 2016 Advanced graduates pose with their diplomas.

Real dancing.
Real people.
Real fun.

EL CAMINO REELERS is a modern Western Square Dance club, formed by lesbians and gay men in order to meet people, have fun, and learn to square dance. We dance to live callers using the Callerlab Mainstream, Plus, Advanced, and C1 programs.

LEARN TO SQUARE DANCE! It's a great way to meet active, open-minded, intelligent, and sometimes very silly people. We would be glad to welcome you to our club. Send a note to information@reelers.org and let us know you're interested.

El Camino Reelers at IAGSDC's 2015 Convention in St. Louis.